Solaris 8 (SPARC Platform Edition) 7/01 Release Notes

Chapter 3 Late-Breaking News

This chapter includes information on new features that arrived too late to be included in the Solaris 8 documentation set. For information on new features in the Solaris 8 7/01 operating environment, refer to the Solaris 8 7/01 Update AnswerBook Collection on

Diskless Client Support

The Solaris 8 7/01 operating environment includes diskless client support. Support in this release is limited to SPARC architecture diskless clients from either SPARC or Intel architecture [IA] servers.

Sun currently plans to support IA diskless clients in a future release of the Solaris operating environment.

PIM Kernel Support

The Solaris 8 operating environment includes kernel support for the PIM protocol as described in RFC 2362. The Solaris 8 operating environment does not include the routing daemons, but for those users who want to use the Solaris 8 operating environment to route their multicast network traffic, implementations of the PIM protocol (both Sparse and Dense mode) may be found at

Configuring Runtime Search Paths

You can now modify the runtime linkers search paths with the -z nodefaultlib option to the ld command and with runtime configuration files created by the new utility crle(1).